THURSDAY 28TH JULY,2016
TOPIC: WHO’S ADVISING YOU
TEXT: PSALMS 1:3 “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,That brings forth its fruit in his season, Whose leaf also shall not wither, And whatever he does shall prosper….”
The first Psalm in the Bible talks about the dangers of getting the wrong counsel, listening to the wrong voices, and mixing with the wrong people. ‘Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight……They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do’ (vs. 1-3).
Implicit in the word ‘prosper’ is stability, nourishment, productivity, strength, durability and success. So pick your friends carefully and prayerfully, because those closest to you can have the ability to make you or break you. Evil communication corrupt good manners(1Cor 15:33) By God’s grace prayerfully; Check out any advisor before he or she speaks into your life. Make sure they are:
1) people of integrity;
2) people of faith;
3) people with influence;
4) people with complementary gifts;
5) people who share your vision;
6) people who are loyal;
7) people who are creative.(People working and living in Christ— the grace of God). If you look for these seven qualities in those who advise you, there’s every chance you’ll succeed in what you’ve been called to do.
‘Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it”’ (Isaiah 30:21 NIV). Make sure the goals and plans you’ve set are in harmony with God’s will for you. If they’re not, having the best counsellors in the world won’t help you one bit. Read Esther 2:1-end
MEDITATION: Josh 1:8; Prov 24:6
STUDY THE BIBLE
1COR 1426-40; 2KGS 9; JONAH 4